Sunday, September 13, 2015

It's okay not to be okay.

I got an early morning text from my friend Jeanette asking me if I was going to the "Hugaton" in Mullingar.
"A wha???" I asked.
Seeing as this is Suicide Prevention week Hugs For Hope had organised the event to take place between 10am - 12 on the Joe Dolan Bridge.

Yes, we have an architectural feature named after one of Mullingar's greatest musical ambassadors. Can't wait for Bressies' Boulevard or Niall Horan's By-Pass!

I made it into town just as the crowd was gathering.The band Good Man Sheila were getting the crowd going.

I must admit I have never before seen people boogieing-on-down in the middle of a road before midday.....without the help of alcohol!

We even had some very famous participants!

This all led up to the main event....the group hug!

Of course there was a very serious reason for all this frivolity. The main message was that its okay not to feel okay. If we are feeling depressed we need to talk about it. We also need to be aware of changes in our family and friends. We have to
Show we care
Ask a question
Make a call.

All in all, one my best Sunday mornings of the year!


  1. Damn I missed out there I was at Clonfert in the rain :(

  2. Oh very definitely Nols, if you remind me in time ;-)

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